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Melina  Masnatta

Melina  Masnatta

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Social Entrepreneur in education and technology

GCL 2017 Argentina

Skills

I ́m very interested to promote education in no-formal places, specially for resolves local problems with technology or teach digital arts as a way to express and create innovative solutions or culture. With this goals I participate in interdisciplinary groups, such as TEDxRíodelaPlata Education (promoting educational use at talks); A.Mo.Ver (where we experiment different technologies to generate encounters between body language expressions and education, especially to help illiterate children to express themselves) and Chicas en Tecnologia (where we work to reduce the gender gap in Technology field). In my free time, I love to read books about differents themes and learn to use new softwares to create new digital artistics expressions, like Vjing. I also have a column about education every week in a radio program (called “Benditos 90” or “Blessed ́90s”) for young people, where we talk about entrepreneurship, innovation, news, politics and solidarity.

Achievements Or Awards

  1. 2018 - Ashoka Fellowship
  2. 2018 - Upward Argentina. Special Mention: Women committed with gender equity 
  3. 2018 - Shusterman Foundation. Scholarship in Reality Impact Program (Israel)
  4. 2017- International Visitor Leadership Program Scholarship. U.S. Department of State. Multi-regional program focus on Science and Technology Education for Youth.
  5. 2016-Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Declaration of social interest of the city to Programming a Better World developed by Chicas en Tecnología.
  6. 2016- Baikal emprending Scholarship. Entrepreneurship clinic. 
  7. 2015- Mentoring Program of Vital Voices Scholarship. Program: Investing in Women, improve the World in association with United Nations Population Fundation (UNFPA).
  8. 2014 - World of ideas. Scholarship. Course about strategic creativity and innovation. 2014 - EAFIT University (Medellín, Colombia) Academic internship.
  9. 2013 - 14th International Festival of VideoDanceBA. Memory, body, image. Scholarship. Artistic residence interventions on public space. Sponsored by National Institute of Cinema and Visual Arts and Presidency of the Nation.
  10. 2011 - Honorary Diploma. Based on the best career average. College Graduate on Sciences of Education. University of Buenos Aires. Faculty of Philosophy and Literature. 

Profesion

Social Entrepreneur in education and technology

Hobbies

Dance!

Job Experience

Social Entrepreneur in Education and Technology. Co-founder and Executive Director in Chicas en Tecnología, professor and researcher at Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO); Master degree in Educational Technology (Buenos Aires University) Bachelor in Educational Sciences (UBA) and National Master of Classical Dance. She has been working for more than 11 years in the design, development, evaluation, and research of educational programs with technology with a national and regional scope. She recently completed the US Department of State's International Visitor Program with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Education. Her work and interests are focused on youth empowerment, gender gap, innovation, creativity, and teaching.

Higher Education

1. Master on Educational Technology [Average: 9.8/10. Special mention] University of Buenos Aires. Faculty of Philosophy and Literature.

Investigation topic: Teaching practices as a frame for creation: audiovisual and multimedia productions at technological environment in Misiones province. 

2. Specialist on Educational Technology [Average: 10/10] University of Buenos Aires. Faculty of Philosophy and Literature. 

3. National Teacher on Classical Dances [Average: 7.80/10] 

Institutions

Chicas en Tecnología

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